Book 2. line 727.[The Conflict between Satan and Death.]
London, Published by Septimus Prowett 23, Old Bond Street, 1825.
Mezzotint with etching on india paper, 195 x 270mm. 7¾ x 10¾". Some light spotting, mostly to full margins.
Satan at the gates of Hell, standing on the left with his spear poised to strike Death, a dark monstrous figure, of whom only the crown, eyes, claw and spear are visible; meanwhile Sin, a woman whose snaky tail is hidden in her garment and the darkness, rushes between them with her arms outstretched, to stop Satan attacking his son. Plate to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. John Martin (1789 - 1854), history, landscape and biblical painter; his vast and sublime paintings of biblical, religious and literary themes were widely circulated as prints.
Balston p.286. Campbell+Wees 55.
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